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Freedom in the World 2014: China

  • Fri, 01/24/2014 - 10:19

Chinese Communist Party (CCP) general secretary Xi Jinping, who had assumed his post as part of a broader leadership rotation at the November 2012 party congress, was named state president by the country’s largely symbolic parliament in March 2013.

My Professor Ilham Tohti

  • Tue, 01/21/2014 - 14:46

In the afternoon on January 15, 2014, China’s Minzu University Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti was taken from his home in Beijing by the police. nic reconciliation.

The Other Tibet: The Tiananmen Square Crash and Uyghurs

  • Tue, 01/21/2014 - 14:40

Terrorism is more than a Middle Eastern issue.  Islamic terrorism is more than a Middle Eastern issue.

Ethnic Uighur women grieve for their men, 7 July 2009, who they believe were taken away by the Chinese authorities following bloody clashes in Urumqi two days previously

Uyghur rights and China

  • Wed, 01/15/2014 - 14:42

The situation of the Uyghur minority in north-west China became even more precarious in 2013, says Henryk Szadziewski.

Image Credit: REUTERS/Rooney Chen

China’s Westward Strategy

  • Wed, 01/15/2014 - 14:38

Beijing is seeking new energy supply routes to its west. Will that influence its eastern strategy?

Understanding the Uighurs

  • Mon, 01/06/2014 - 23:21

Reporter Stephen McDonell visits the Uighur community - an ethnic minority in China who say they face serious discrimination in modern China.

An anti-terrorism force in Xinjiang, July 2, 2013. (AFP PHOTO)

RED ZONE: Xinjiang

  • Thu, 12/26/2013 - 22:49

China’s Muslim-dominated Xinjiang region has made its way into the international spotlight after a recent spate of high profile confrontations between the Chinese state and its Uighur inhabitants.

China Market, Rawalpindi Image Credit: Alessandro Rippa

From Uyghurs to Kashgari

  • Sun, 12/22/2013 - 00:00

A Pakistani community finds itself caught between two worlds.

An Inside Look at Western China's Muslim Minority

  • Sat, 12/21/2013 - 00:00

Vast expanses of sand dunes and mountains greeted me as I awoke aboard an overnight sleeper train from Lanzhou in neighboring Gansu province to Turfan.

The old town of Kashgar.

Languishing in the Republic's wake...

  • Thu, 12/19/2013 - 10:28

With the coming of terrorism to Xinjiang, in many ways India’s most forgotten neighbour, a local minority is caught between violent extremism and a government that tends to emphasise security over social problems.

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